The New York Yankees other lefty, Andy Pettitte, helped the boys from the Bronx win their second game in a row by pitching a gem against the Kansas City Royals for a 4-1 victory. Pettitte, the other left-handed pitcher signed by the Yanks this offseason, although a re-signing and not of the free agent kind, showed CC Sabathia how it’s done by dealing for seven innings, striking out six, and only giving up one run on three hits and one walk.
Someone queue up Erik B. and Rakim’s I Know You Got Soul and, CC, pay attention the line about “This is how it should be done” and despite, the following line being, “This style is identical to none,” you can do just as well as Pettitte, if not better. In fact, you need to. LIKE CC SABATHIA IS READING THIS BLOG!!!
In any case, Pettitte got the Bronx Bombers back to .500 and spared the world from messages of doom about the franchise we all know and love as the Yankees. Hitting stars include the other veteran and Pettitte’s battery mate this game, Jorge Posada who drove in two runs on a single in the first inning. Also, Robinson Cano continues his hot hitting, going 2-for-3 with a walk. Soon-to-be Yankees favorite, Nick Swisher hit a double that plated a run and scored a run himself. And Mariano Rivera, BEST. CLOSER. EVER. got his first save of the season, pitching a one-hit and two-K ninth.
The ship is righting itself and the Yankees should continue to pounce on the weaker teams in the league. And guess who’s up next for the Yanks? CC Sabathia. He’ll get the rock against the Royals on Saturday, 7:10 PM ET and hopefully he learned his lesson and gets the job done because he’s getting paid enough for it, isn’t he?
Current Record: 2-2